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Offline nate80

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Recommend a Flexi Antenna
« on: May 17, 2017, 18:00:55 »
I';ve heard that the weak point on a soon-to-be-delivered mini racing quad I';ve ordered is its Antenna mount.  The quad (a Walkera Rodeo 15) comes with a solid bee sting style antenna that sticks straight upward on top.  I was wondering if there are any flexible antenna';s that are recommended that could help save the video transmitter from breaking in a crash?  Apparently the standard antenna is so solid it can cause the screw-on terminal on the vtx to be torn off in a crash.

Thanks  :smiley:

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Re: Recommend a Flexi Antenna
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 02:54:38 »
Ahhh, you will learn that even with a soft antenna they get broken, ripped off, damaged and generally smashed up.

Buy a Skew Plannar from Gav on here, a TBS Triumph or there is a new antanna called a pagonda, that looks fairly easy to repair and cheap to replace

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Re: Recommend a Flexi Antenna
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 03:08:33 »
Any chance of putting the vtx in a 3d printed box matey? I did this after ripping a few antennas off immersionrcs etc haven';t had one snap in ages now  ~~

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Re: Recommend a Flexi Antenna
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 09:53:06 »
Any chance of putting the vtx in a 3d printed box matey? I did this after ripping a few antennas off immersionrcs etc haven';t had one snap in ages now  ~~


Thanks for the good idea bud, but unfortunately I don';t think there';s any free space. The rodeo 150 body is a 3D plastic shell and the VTX sits right below the upper skin with only the screw terminal popping through.  I could disassemble the shell and try and reinforce the terminal somehow though.   ~~

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Re: Recommend a Flexi Antenna
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 09:56:32 »
Ahhh, you will learn that even with a soft antenna they get broken, ripped off, damaged and generally smashed up.

Buy a Skew Plannar from Gav on here, a TBS Triumph or there is a new antanna called a pagonda, that looks fairly easy to repair and cheap to replace

Thanks Fletch, but it';s not the antenna but the VTX I';m concerned about.  The stiff nature of most antenna';s are known to snap the connecting terminal off the Rodeo 150';s VTX board, so I was thinking if a really bendy antenna existed that might help.

Something like this:



I think Fav';s antenna look great and I';d happily buy one, but if they don';t easily bend they';re not really suitable for this requirement.   :smiley:

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Re: Recommend a Flexi Antenna
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 15:22:01 »
Yeah I understood ... I';ve broken both, and plenty of them both.

I ended up relocating my vtx so that the connection was ';inside'; the quad and the antenna was tywrapped to the top plate, so when you crash it';s only the top part of the antenna  that is exposed

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Re: Recommend a Flexi Antenna
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 16:14:59 »
The Rodeo';s purpose built chassis and shell doesn';t allow for any component relocation unfortunately.  Its either ';super-bendy'; antenna, or just keep replacing the VTX as it breaks I guess.   :-/

I did have one idea: to glue a rubber washer to the casing that tightly clamps the screw terminal of the VTX on the external area of the quad body.  Should provide it with lots of additional strength.

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Re: Recommend a Flexi Antenna
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 17:23:38 »
Can do a bendy antenna no probs and also an intermediate link cable too. Ants are a tenner ea.  Looking into new style protective covers now also. Watch this space

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Re: Recommend a Flexi Antenna
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 18:43:11 »
Cheers for the info Gav.  Sounds good!  I';ll keep an eye on the main site and your sale page for info on the protective cover option.   ~~